Icelandic Sea Trout

Why go to Argentina when monster sea trout are only hours away in Iceland.

Gary-Scott-SeaTrout-5kgRivers Tungufljot, Vatnsa, Geirlandsa, Grenlaekur, Varma, Litlaa, Brunna, Eyjafjardara and many more rivers in Iceland offer crystal clear water and fantastic sea trout fishing.

Travel arrangements to Iceland from most cities in Europe are very easy to handle. There are more than 25 airlines that offer flights during the summer & fall months and the earlier you book the better are the prices. You do not have to travel 14-20 hours to catch some monster sea trout in Argentina because Iceland is only a three hours flight from the UK.

The sea trout fishing normally starts in late August and continues into early October although I would recommend fishing during September month. All the fishing is done on private water with 2-6 rods allowed to fish at the same time. You are fishing daily for 10-12 hours and sometimes you will enjoy the northern lights while fishing into the darkness. Pricing is very reasonable and will cost from £150 per rod/day without any lodge accommodation involved.

Sea-Trout-1You can choose a sea trout river with no lodging included and find yourself a B&B guesthouse or hotel to sleep in. A river with a self catering lodge is the normal way Icelanders do their sea trout fishing. However, if you prefer to fish a river with a full service lodge then that can be arranged. All the lodges have a fully equipped kitchen, dining & sitting room and bedrooms with bed-linen and towels. Some of the luxury lodges have built-in saunas or a jacuzzi on the veranda with warm geothermal water.

Sea-Trout-2You can bring your own sea trout flies although in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, there are 4-5 fishing stores to visit and they all have the necessary fishing gear, flies and lines for sea trout fishing. If you are new to fishing in Iceland then I would recommend that you hire a guide with a 4wd vehicle. The reason is simple – you get the fishing knowledge from an expert for free and you’re basically only paying for the 4wd vehicle.

If you’re looking to catch the sea trout of your lifetime and do not want to spend a fortune in doing so then Iceland is the place to go.

Jon Sigurdsson

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